The Assyrian music is the traditional music of the Middle-East countries. The Assyrian music consists of songs of love in which the whole story about the lovers is involved. It not only consists of love songs but also the songs on your pains and suffering in your daily life routine. The Assyrian music is the oldest tradition form of music which is very difficult to sing as it consists of a series of eight notes occupying the interval between (and including) the two notes that is the two notes sounding together.
These songs are sung in the family functions, or where people have gathered together for parties or meetings and the songs that are sung covers the aspects of your lifeís sufferings. The Assyrian music also consists of songs on the religion and consists of wedding songs that are usually sung when the bride is leaving her home for the place where she is getting married.
There are also songs that are sung for the bridegroom by his mother, sisters and relatives just a day before his wedding. The two oldest music instruments that are Dowlah and Zornah that mean a drum and a flute or a windpipe play the Assyrian music. The music played with these two instruments is usually played on the weddings, if you are welcoming some guests at your place and also on the death of young men who had not even got married.
The Assyrian music that is loved the most by the Assyrian people is the one that is played on any of their celebrations like weddings and parties. After the World War II, the Assyrians who were living in the mountain regions of Southeast Turkey came in touch with the army of United-Kingdom in Iraq. After their independence in 1932, they learned modern Assyrian music from the British army people.
The British army made their impact especially on the young Assyrians as the learnt to play the western instruments that were played during the army parades. The first Assyrian who created the modern form of Assyrian music LP with all kinds of western instruments was Ewan Shamdinany in 1950ís. He was known as the Master of Modern Assyrian Music was known as Evin Aghassi.
The oldest kind of Assyrian music was also played in the Temples by the priesthood on many festivals and occasions. These songs were sung in the prairies of Assyrian people. The Assyrian music is still played today in same parts of the villages of North Iraq and some parts of Syria.
Albert Rouel Tamras retired his first Assyrian Music album in Baghdad Iraq and it was recorded for Bashirphone that was owned by Jameil Bashir who was a famous Assyrian violin player. He also sang with Albert in the background music after which the two modern Assyrians Biba and Sargon Gabriel who created the modern Assyrian music. Jameil Bashir also created music for singers like Oshana Youel Mirza, Alber Yousep Biba.
Today, the Assyrian music completes with the Armenian, Persian, Arabic, Turkish and Kurdish music in the modern world.